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Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach

Overall rating
82.30/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No 03
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2017 2:25 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.55

4 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

142 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.30 points

  1. MattDoobie scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Reviewed after 30 minutes in a Glencairn glass. Pale straw in colour, thin slow legs in the glass.

    Nose
    Sweet peat, salty sea air, vanilla and powdered sugar. All that from the first sniff. Some campfire wood smoke, rubber and pears on the second go. Finally some ash and bacon. This is an incredible nose and makes you wonder why Bunnahabhain doesn’t have more smoky options in their core line-up. 23/25

    Palate
    Medium texture and slightly shy on arrival. Overwhelming sweetness kind of halts any development at first, it’s hard to get past it. There’s definitely peat smoke here and some light fruitiness but it’s buried deep under the vanilla and powdered sugar. It’s good and easy drinking as all heck but a disappointment after all the promises the nose made. 17/25

    Finish
    The finish sticks around a while, the peat and fruit are faint again but they are present. You’re left to chew on the super sweet smoke and a salt element that is closer to brine this time. Another try gives me something like cream cheese icing, not unpleasant at all, improves on the palate. 20/25

    *half a teaspoon of water killed the nose for me but brought the smoke to the forefront on the palate, the finish remained pretty much the same. Overall I find it better without.

    Value and presentation
    At 100$ CAD, I can’t complain about the value for this limited edition, quickly disappearing NAS. It’s not a whisky that’ll captivate your attention for long periods of time but as a daily drinker or something to share with friends, it absolutely excels. The presentation is top notch. The usual 46.3% abv, un-chillfiltered and untainted by E150, it’s a good craft presentation that gives this whisky every chance to shine. Still, I will take a few points off for the lack of age statement. 23/25

    Total score
    83/100

  2. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Sidney87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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